Putra Komuter station

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Coordinates: 3°09′55.1″N 101°41′27.6″E / 3.165306°N 101.691000°E / 3.165306; 101.691000

 KA04 
Putra Commuter Station
Stesen Komuter Putra
太子火车站
KTM Komuter Regional Rail Halt
Putra station (Rawang-Seremban & Sentul-Port Klang Line), Kuala Lumpur.JPG
The Putra Komuter halt prior to a canopy upgrade in mid-2007.
Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Coordinates 3°9′55″N 101°41′27″E / 3.16528°N 101.69083°E / 3.16528; 101.69083
Owned by Keretapi Tanah Melayu
Line(s)  1  KTM Seremban Line and  2  KTM Port Klang Line (KTM Komuter) (1995 to present)
Platforms 2 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking None
Other information
Station code  KA05 
History
Opened 1995
Services
Preceding station   KTM Komuter   Following station
towards Tanjung Malim
Port Klang Line
towards Port Klang
towards Batu Caves
Seremban Line

Putra Komuter station is a Malaysian commuter train halt in Kuala Lumpur named in part after the Putra World Trade Centre located nearby. The halt forms part of a common KTM Komuter railway line shared by both the Port Klang Line and the Seremban Line. The halt is also the northernmost station in the KTM Komuter network where trains from both lines stop.

History[edit]

The halt was built during the double tracking and electrification of railway lines in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan between 1990 and 1994 to primarily serve KTM Komuter services. Since beginning operation with the launch of KTM Komuter in 1995, the halt has remained relatively unchanged in both its position in the railway system and station design. In mid-2007 the halt underwent one significant upgrade.

Design[edit]

The Putra stop has two side platforms at either side of two electrified railway tracks. Because of its specific use as a Komuter stop, Putra station is merely a designated halt with a single two-room building housing limited staff members, and originally designed to offer only ticketing services, including both manual and ticket vending machines, and fare gates. A footbridge was included to link both platforms. Due to its location close to a major roadway (Jalan Kuching), the halt also features one unusually narrow platform. The halt underwent upgrading of a platform canopy in mid-2007.

Transport connections[edit]

The halt is located 400–500 m from the  SP4  PWTC LRT station on the Ampang Line of the Rapid Rail Light Rapid Transit (LRT). Although not marked as an interchange on transit maps, walking between the two stations is possible through an overhead pedestrian bridge across Jalan Kuching.

The former Putra Bus Terminal (closed on 1 December 2014), which served buses to Peninsular Malaysia's East Coast destinations, was 300 m away.